Factors to Consider When Purchasing Baby Clothes
Some extra and special care of clothing that you dress the baby and the products you use on them is needed because babies’ skin is five times more sensitive than that of an adult. Many parents, especially first time parents find themselves confused about where to shop for their babies. Priority should be given to the fabric used to make baby clothes when purchasing them. You should always know that a baby’s skin is susceptible hence you should look for soft smooth and skin friendly fabric. You may check the smoothness and softness of the fabric by turning the cloth inside out and feeling with your hands. The baby could get harsh and scratchy stuff thus they should be avoided. Cotton is the best fabric for baby’s clothes. Clothes that are comfortable for your baby, which have no patches are the ones that should always be bought for the baby. Avoid clothes that have a collar because they are not comfortable for the baby’s neck. Baby’s clothes should have enough space to go through the head so that the baby is not hurt in any way.
You should always buy baby’s clothes that are appropriate to the different weather conditions. You should look for warm heavy clothing for the cold seasons and lighter ones for the warm seasons. You should not buy an exact size of baby clothes; you should buy one or two sixes ahead of the baby’s actual size because babies grow very fast. So as to avoid your baby swallowing extra zips and buttons on clothes; you should always avoid clothes with them. It is not necessary to buy expensive clothes for the baby because clothes used in summer cannot be used in winter and vice versa. You also find that fashionable clothes are not comfortable for babies because of the patches, zips and extra buttons which can irritate baby’s skin and give him red patches. Because tight elastic pants, jeans and shirt sleeves can make a baby extremely uncomfortable and also scratch the part of the body where the elastic rubs, they should be avoided. Mild or no elastic should be used on the pants to keep the baby comfortable.
Clothes belonging to a newborn baby should be of mild colors. Clothes belonging to an infant should be of a fabric that does not create any problem while baby is breathing. If the baby cries constantly, you should check if the clothes could be troubling him. Buy baby clothes that are easy to wear, this will reduce the struggle when you try to put the clothes on your baby and there will also be less wear and tear. By buying baby clothes on clearance racks, you can save money, where you get some great discounts on the clothes.